September 27, 2018 Subject:
Conclusion of the beach
Though maybe not as solid as the day before overall, this show has the single best set of the month (plus the lesser set of the 3-day run). Like the whole run, the Healy sbd/mic-matrix mix is insufficient to fully represent the show. My old AUDs of this run are better qual than anything uploaded to archive (which seems impossible). So, this isn't beginner's Dead. With almost no freqs at 6khz in places, it can detract from the great playing. At the time the show seemed long, but not as good as the (now better known) previous day. But on tape the 2nd set wins today. I got a lot of play for awhile from a tape of the middle show; and should have given this show its due. I wasn't there when the liquor store was looted but I heard it was LA kids at the show, not Deadheads (the Touchhead phenomena was just weeks away). The Sunday show did have a different vibe, and this would be the last of the 11 Ventura shows. The closest they played after this was The Forum. LA/OC shows were rougher than San Diego or Ventura. The Summer Solstice at the Greeks came next.
First Set. Jer is on the money for this cracking Hellina, as are the drummers and Brent; Sugaree likewise. Nice. The rest is average '87 though there's a great end jam to Stranger and a Might as Well was rare and welcome in '87, leaving 'em happy at the break.
Second Set. Even longer than the day before. If you listen close there's an Addams Family tuning. Scarlet Begonias comes together by the solo and the jam ends up awesome, into a seriously good Fire. Playing is supertempo and supertight. You can write home now. This is the one with the Hey Hey We're the Monkees at the end (Healy hits that sample again in Drums). The set hits another big peak for Truckin'>Wharf Rat, which unexpectedly sucks you in for a strong version. Throwing Stones is win wrapped in a mix of fail. Quinn the Eskimo is as good as it gets.
1st Set: C 2nd Set: A-
Overall = 3¾ stars
Hell in a Bucket - Jer, Brent, Mickey and Billy are on it
Scarlet>Fire on the Mountain - from the Scar jam on it's a slick version
Playing in the Band - uptempo & wonderful playing
Truckin'>Wharf Rat - solid>unexpectedly sucks you in
Throwing Stones - frustrating mix but aced
The Mighty Quinn - as good as it gets
SOURCES: Both the clugston_tetzeli_fix-11896 and the painoman_17347 have a cut in Drums. The walker-scotton_miller_83755 is complete. To tolerate the awful mix, try boosting 180hz narrow, plus 1-5khz, and push all of 6khz. The AUDs are about equal to the SBDs (but the chasingwilma runs too fast).
August 17, 2017 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on
June 15, 2017 Subject:
Great show but sounds like a Dolby recorded tape played back with Dolby off. Lots of these '87 recordings sound that way. Hi-ends really bright, cymbals, crash, etc. Anyone else???
June 1, 2010 Subject:
The third of three fine nights of Grateful Dead. Excellent soundboard too from Mr. Miller.
January 15, 2009 Subject:
Sun is shinning.
Thanks for uploading such a magic show. Great soundboard!
This was my 2nd Dead show and maybe one of 3 best concerts of my life so far. I was too wrecked to make it to the Saturday show and gave my ticket away to a girl camped next to me in the lot. She had such a good time she and her friend cooked me a steak when they returned. I was back to planet earth the next day and this same girl gave me her ticket for Sunday. I only experienced this kind of community @ the Dead. I got to see this show maybe 15 feet from Jerry w/ my best friend and the sun came out from hiding all weekend. I'll always remember Bob wearing a Madonna concert t-shirt that day?
We only had the opportunity to camp 1 last Summer in '88 and that was it for Cali camping shows. I didn't understand why Bill Graham was looking at us sad and disgusted that year later in '88 at Monterey. Without words he looked as from his motorcycle communicating this way of life was finished.
Still feel bad the '87 crowd looted the liquor store in Ventura. Sorry. The late 80's crew is a bit rougher. Rhythm Devils for life. Thanks again for the show...Might as Well had some serious swing and what a 2nd set!